What is Pharmacogenomics?

This relatively new field combines pharmacology (the science of drugs)and genomics (the study of genes and their functions) to developeffective, safe medications and doses that will be tailored to aperson's genetic makeup. ... read more »

Valacyclovir During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Valacyclovir and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe to use while pregnant and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Can I Take Tylenol During Pregnancy And While Breastfeeding?

Learn all about acetaminophen and if it is safe to use while pregnant and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

New Owner Raises Toxoplasmosis Drug by 5,000+% Overnight

Shkreli made headlines around the world after changing the per-pill price of a little-known drug from $13.50 to $750, a price increase of more than 5,000% overnight. ... read more »

Can I Take Acyclovir During Pregnancy And Breastfeeding?

Is the drug Acyclovir, which is used to treat herpes simplex, safe to use while pregnant? How about if you are breastfeeding? ... read more »

Is Claritin Safe During Pregnancy And While Breastfeeding?

Learn all about Claritin (loratadine) and if it's safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Fluconazole During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Fluconazole and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe to use while pregnant and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Medications in Pregnancy: General Principles

When it comes to taking medications in pregnancy, there is one major rule of thumb that all women need to follow: always ask your obstetrician about the safety of a medication before taking it. ... read more »

Ibuprofen During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Ibuprofen and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe to use while pregnant and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Zantac 75 During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Zantac 75 during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

Enoxaparin (Blood Thinner) During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about enoxaparin (blood thinner) and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Tramadol During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Tramadol during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

Zoloft During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Zoloft during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

Preconception Medical Issues

When trying to conceive (TTC), preconception health is crucial for women facing medical issues, especially if medication is needed to control symptoms of the condition. ... read more »

Elestat During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Elestat during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

Astelin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Astelin is an antihistamine; prescribed to combat histamine reactions associated with allergies. The medication is specifically designed to treat or prevent nasal symptoms. ... read more »

Axid AR During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Axid AR during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

Oxycodone During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Oxycodone during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe? ... read more »

Tamiflu During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Tamiflu during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

Fertinex During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Fertinex during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

Breastfeeding and Tacrolimus

Tacrolimus, an immunosuppressive medication, can be given after organ transplant to fight organ rejection. According to researchers from various institutions in the United Kingdom, contraindication in breastfeeding is not based on clinical research. ... read more »

Gonal-F During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Gonal-F during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

Is Inhaled Pain Medication Safe During Pregnancy?

According to a new systemic report from The Cochrane Library, pregnant women can safely use inhaled pain medication for pain relief during labor. The study included information gathered from more than 25 outside studies involving nearly 3,000 women. ... read more »

Lung Cancer Drug Could Help Women with Ectopic Pregnancies

A study performed by researchers based at the University of Edinburgh and the University in Melbourne has found a common lung cancer drug can help women with ectopic pregnancies. ... read more »

Caffeine During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about caffeine and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe to use while pregnant and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Methyldopa (Aldomet) During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about methyldopa and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Spontaneous Abortion and Ustekinumab Therapy

Ustekinumab is a medication used for the treatment of plaque psoriasis. Researchers from the Aristotle University Medical School in Greece believe there could be a connection between the drug and spontaneous abortion. ... read more »

Temozolomide and Gonadal Function in Brain Tumor Patients

Cancer treatments like radiation and chemotherapy are known to reduce or eliminate fertility, but medications can also have a negative impact on gonadal function, sperm production and fertility. ... read more »

Malaria Drug Enables Woman to Have Baby After 20 Miscarriages

Kelly Moseley was determined to become a mother. She'd had 20 miscarriages over a 10 year period and has now given birth thanks to new findings. ... read more »

Clotrimazole Topical During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Clotrimazole Topical and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe to use while pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

World Health Organization Promotes Ineffective Drug for Postpartum Hemorrhage

Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is a serious complication of pregnancy that impacts birth outcomes across all economies. ... read more »

Wellbutrin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Wellbutrin during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

Ambien During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Ambien during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe? ... read more »

Escitalopram (Lexapro) During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Escitalopram (Lexapro) and pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe? ... read more »

Citalopram (Celexa) During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Citalopram during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe? ... read more »

Allegra During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Allegra is an over-the-counter allergy medication once available only by prescription. The medication is commonly used as a preventative treatment for seasonal allergies, but may be suggested to some patients for off-label treatment of other medical conditions. ... read more »

Magnesium Sulfate During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about magnesium sulfate and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Nifedipine During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Nifedipine and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Heparin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about heparin and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding. ... read more »

Topical Corticosteroids and Pregnancy Outcomes

  Researchers recently completed a study based on the population of the United Kingdom in an effort to find out whether topical corticosteroid use by pregnant women increased risk of negative pregnancy outcomes.  ... read more »

Buprenorphine and Naloxone for Opiod Dependence in Pregnancy

A report from Recovery Pathways in Michigan reveals no negative side effects to using buprenorphine and naloxone in pregnant patients with opiod dependence. ... read more »

Cephalosporins During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Cephalosporins and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe to use while pregnant and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Effect of HAART During Pregnancy

HAART or highly active antiretroviral treatment can be used in pregnancy to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission. ... read more »

Migraine Pain Meds Pose Limited Risk to Baby

Pregnancy means eating for two and it also means medicating for two, a challenge for many moms-to-be. Women prone to migraine headaches must be very careful about taking medication to ease the pain, without harming their growing baby. ... read more »

Corticosteroids During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about corticosteroids and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Are they safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Patanol During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Patanol during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

Phentermine During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Phentermine during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe? ... read more »

Propranolol During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about propranolol and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe during pregnancy and/org breastfeeding? ... read more »

Asthma Inhalers During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about asthma inhalers and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Are they safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Miconazole (Monistat-Derm) During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Miconazole and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

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